United States House of Representatives election in Puerto Rico, 2008
The election for Resident Commissioner to the United States House of Representatives took place on November 4, 2008, the same day as the larger Puerto Rican general election and the United States general elections, 2008.
Regardless of which of the two men won, the seat would switch from Republican to Democratic hands in January as both candidates would caucuses with the Democrats. However, this seat would not have impacted which party controls the chamber.
Candidates for Resident Commissioner
- Jessica Martínez Birriel for the Puerto Rican Independence Party
- Pedro Pierluisi for the New Progressive Party
- Alfredo Salazar for the Popular Democratic Party
- Carlos Alberto Velázquez López for the Puerto Ricans for Puerto Rico Party
|New Progressive||Pedro Pierluisi||1,010,285||53.05|
|Popular Democratic||Alfredo Salazar||810,093||42.54|
|Puerto Ricans for Puerto Rico||Carlos Velazquez||46,123||2.42|
|Puerto Rican Independence||Jessica Martinez||37,865||1.99|
|New Progressive hold|
- Dunham, Mike (2008-03-10). "Fortuño wins pro-statehood primary in Puerto Rico". Associated Press. New York Daily News. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
2. Pierluisi is leading Salazar 51% to 34% as of October 30, 2008. http://www.vocero.com/noticia-5761-slido_fortuo.html